GREECE. Athens. November 15, 2016. Riot police fired teargas at protesters demonstrating just a few miles from the presidential mansion where Greek leaders were hosting a state banquet for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama.
The visit comes only two days before the anniversary of a bloody 1973 student revolt that helped topple the 1967-1974 military junta, which was backed by the U.S. government.
Obama, who will be succeeded in January by Donald Trump, arrived in Greece on Tuesday on his last foreign tour as president of the United States.
(1) Protesters hold anti-Trump banners during a demonstration against President Obama visit. Gerasimos Koilakos/NurPhoto via Getty Images
(2) (3) (6) Police and leftist demonstrators with anarchist and communist groups clash. Yorgos Karahalis/AP
(4) (5) Riot police walk along a street bearing “FREE ATHE[NS]” before clashing with protesters during a demonstration against the visit of President Barack Obama. Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
GREECE. Athens. November 2016. A masked man stands next to a barricade during clashes with riot police, following a demonstration to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974.
Greece: Anarchists invade the Ministry of Labour and Social Security
On Monday, 30 January 2017, anarchists from Rouvikonas collective invaded the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, raised a huge banner from the top of the building and threw hundreds of flyers, calling for people to organize and fight back against the neoliberal politics imposed on Greece, that force pensioners that have worked all their lives and paid their share to live like beggars, that force almost anyone working on precarity since bosses and owners hire people with no social security under the threat of being fired knowing that most probably only a handful will ever get a pension for all the years they have worked, whilst the abolition of public health insurance is imminent in order for private insurance and pension system to be eventually imposed.
Greece, Idomeni : People sit and lie on train tracks and in front of
Greek policemen during a protest of migrants and refugees to call for
the opening of the borders, blocking a train coming from Macedonia in a
makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of
Idomeni on March 3, 2016.
EU President Donald Tusk on March 3
issued a stark warning to economic migrants not to come to Europe, as he
castigated countries for taking unilateral action to tackle the crisis.
Macedonia on March 2 allowed around 250 migrants to cross its border
with Greece, as 10,000 more were left waiting in miserable conditions,
Greek officials said. / AFP / SAKIS MITROLIDIS
Greece: Scores of riot policemen encircle occupied university building - Solidarity protest breaks the riot police embargo.
16 April 2015 - For the 3rd day, scores of riot policemen have
encircled a university building that has been occupied by anarchists for
18 days in the centre of Athens, Greece in solidarity to the ongoing
hunger strike of political prisoners, (some of them on hunger strike
since March 2 in critical health condition).
Trying to use scare
tactics, riot policemen and policemen in plain clothes are arresting
anyone coming in or out of the building, even unsuspected tourists that
visit the city center, in an attempt to wear out the squatters with no
food and health essentials.
Despite their efforts, anarchist
occupiers remain in the building until the end of the mass hunger
strike. The video was recorded on April 15 during a solidarity protest
that lasted for almost 6 hours outside the encircled building by people
cheering for the squatters while throwing towards them bags of food and
essential above the heads of the riot policemen.